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DFA: Beijing resto ban on Filipinos an isolated case

A restaurant in Beijing displays its sentiment toward the citizens of the Philippines, Vietnam and Japan with which China has territorial issues in the West Philippine Sea and the Sea of Japan. The sign says Japanese, Filipinos, Vietnamese and dogs are barred from the restaurant, presumably in that order. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday shrugged off as an “isolated case” the reported ban on Filipinos by a Beijing restaurant.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Korean faces raps for protected area encroachment

THE TAAL Volcano Jung Ang Leisure and Resort facility during its dismantling by the DENR in July last year. PHOTO COURTESY OF CENRO BATANGAS

A Korean national, who owns the P5-million floating restaurant that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) had shut down, is facing charges of violating Philippine environmental laws.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Smile … you’re at the Bay’s Smiling Jack Station


“Fun and food with family and friends” summarizes what the owners of Smiling Jack Station want for their restaurant business. They may have just struck the right formula for attracting the mainstream American market because these two ingredients – fun and food – are what usually bring all kinds of people together. Conveniently located and accessible through I-880, I-580 and I-238, this East Bay city’s Smiling Jack Station is becoming a popular hangout among Fil-Ams who love to meet new friends while enjoying superb food and music.

Posted: January 7th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Intramuros: A destination Filipino restaurant?


In the foodie’s paradise that is the San Francisco Bay Area where one can dine out everyday for years and not have to go to the same place twice, Intramuros has slowly but surely earned its rightful place the one Filipino Restaurant. Though not quite the destination restaurant yet that it could be to mainstream gourmands, it has become a favorite among local Filipinos and a place to bring visiting relatives and friends to show off how far Filipino-Americans and their restaurants have come.

Posted: October 19th, 2011 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Dampa: Filipino haven for foodies in California


Castro Valley, the East Bay town nestled between San Leandro and San Ramon, typically is not in the radar of anyone on the hunt for anything Pinoy. To begin with, there are only a little over 1,200 kababayan there, out of a total population of around 63,000.

Posted: August 3rd, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hot meals at San Francisco Consulate


There are a thousand and one reasons to be in any public office where waiting is the name of the game, and food tripping isn’t one of them. Some of these ‘straightforward’ offices barely have snack counters or vending machines, and most, if not all, do not allow food and drinks at the waiting area.  [...]

Posted: July 9th, 2011 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The Luneta in Shanghai

Fe and Leo (both in red) with friends at the Luneta in Shanghai.

Here’s a Luneta in Shanghai, China. No, it’s not a park. It’s a restaurant that serves Filipino cuisine initiated by couple Leonardo “Leo” and Fe Quicho who saw the opportunity to introduce Filipino culture to residents of China’s historic cosmopolitan city. What brought them to Shanghai, despite being long-time US residents since the ‘70s, is [...]

Posted: June 19th, 2011 in Asia & Pacific,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Jollibee taking over US franchise of Chowking


MANILA, Philippines—Local fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. is taking over the operations of a chain of 20 restaurants of its Chinese fast-food brand Chowking in the United States currently operated by a master franchisee. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Friday, JFC said its subsidiary Tokyo Teriyaki Corp. had signed an agreement [...]

Posted: May 20th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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